RPGamer Round-Up: April 17 – April 24

Welcome to the latest edition of RPGamer’s round-up column, where we look back at some of the articles that we have posted over the previous week, or in this case, two weeks. This article is designed to give reminders of some interesting content and stories that our readers might have missed.


Editorial Content

Can Triangle Strategy set a new benchmark for the tactical RPG genre? Ryan Costa’s balancing of the scales of refined gameplay, new mechanics, and breathtaking visuals points to yes.

With the release of Rune Factory 5, Sam Wachter and Matt Masem decided to dive into the history of the series for newcomers and veterans alike. Take a trip down memory lane and see how the series has evolved since 2006.

Major News

Nintendo and Monolith Soft have managed the unusual feat of bringing a release forward. The much-anticipated Xenoblade Chronicles 3’s new July release date comes with a first look at its combat.

The end of July has suddenly gotten very busy for RPGamers. Bandai Namco revealed that tactical RPG Digimon Survive will be launching in that window.

Paradox Interactive announced that the Shadowrun Trilogy will be hitting all current consoles. The collection of Harebrained Schemes’ trio of titles will arrive on the new platforms in June.

Developer straka.studio announced an early May release date for Loot River. Players will be able to sail down the action roguelike on PC and Xbox consoles.

NACON and Spiders released the first gameplay footage for action RPG Steelrising. The companies also revealed that players will become involved in its robotic French revolution in September.

Tower defence and dungeon-crawling action RPG hybrid Dwerve has a release date. Half Human Games’ title will launch at the tail end of next month.

The upcoming Worldslayer expansion for action RPG Outriders received an official reveal. The expansion comes with a new story campaign when it launches in June.



Other Selected Stories


This week’s episode comes a bit late thanks to terrible hotel wi-fi. Listeners can enjoy some slightly outdated rants.

Josh has a decently sized angry cat burrito. Kelley butters up the wolf in Rune Factory. Chris wonders if people have phones. But we all agree the new trend in game graphics should be soulshading.


Alex Fuller

Alex joined RPGamer in 2011 as a Previewer before moving onto Reviews, News Director, and Managing Editor. Became Acting Editor-in-Chief in 2018.

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